May 2021

PAC newsletter

Message from the pac Chairperson

This has been a challenging year for all of us. Finding new interests and maintaining normalcy has been difficult. Despite that, Sunnyside families continue to shine. Thank you to everyone who has supported our limited events. It was wonderful to see all the decorations to celebrate our wonderful teachers and school administration. Hopefully next year we are back to all the wonderful events that the PAC provides.

Are you looking for something different and rewarding to do? Do you want to meet some like- minded parents to share your concerns & a laugh together? Why not consider helping out with making the school environment better for your kids? PAC nominations are coming up & we don’t have enough returning parent executives to run for reelection next year. Now’s the time! It takes a village!

Jennifer Ciere

All Sunnyside parents are invited to attend PAC meetings. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 13 at 7pm, via Zoom. Come learn about plans for the end of this school year, enrolment for next year, construction, and voting for next year's PAC.

Location: Online via Zoom. To join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 656 7575 2375, Passcode: ikq^uS7^

This year's AGM is on Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm, via Zoom. All parents of students registered at Sunnyside for the 2021/22 school year are invited to nominate, and vote in, next year's PAC team. It's a great way to meet parents, get to know Sunnyside's principals and teachers, and make a genuine difference in your child's school.

To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of members of the PAC executive, feel free to contact us at Detailed info can also be found in the Call for Nominations Notice.

Thank you for helping our teachers feel loved and appreciated. The chalk artwork around the school was beautiful and uplifting. The PAC usually hosts a teacher and staff appreciation potluck lunch, with the help of our families, but for obvious reasons that couldn't happen this year. Instead, we gave all the teachers a small lavender plant, and a gift card for a local coffee shop. In addition, we decorated the staff room with lavender plants and pots filled with packaged candy and chocolate.

Online Red Cross courses are available until June, with many options. Students can learn first aid skills from the comfort of their home in time for Summer break. All courses are online. Follow the registration link online at First Aid Hero and use promo code Sunnyside. Sunnyside earns $8 from each registration! Allow enough time for the workbook to be mailed home.

Red Cross Babysitting Course for youth 11-15 years.

Red Cross Stay Safe Course for youth 9-13 years.

We live in a busy neighbourhood, but we can make a difference. We are asking for parents to help out from 8:15 to 8:30am, by wearing a safety vest, and walking on the sidewalks along the school, as a visual deterrent. Please contact, to volunteer.

We have been approved for a Crossing Guard, but the position is unfilled due to a shortage of people. Interested individuals can contact Len, of the Frontiersman of the Commonwealth, at (604) 597-4787.

The Grandview Heights Transition Committee, composed of future GH parents, meets once a month with Principal Darren Bedard. Construction is now 95% complete and they are now hiring teachers and staff. Presently seeking parents who would like to be part of the first Grandview Heights PAC. Send me a message at if you're interested. Go Grizzlies!

Shop and dine while helping Sunnyside raise funds.

How comforting is fresh-baked bread? Mention Sunnyside Elementary before completing your purchase at COBS bread, and 5% of the purchase value will be donated to our school. Applicable to 2 South Surrey locations:

Dine out or order in, and raise money for Sunnyside! Download the JRG App and use it to pay your bill. This tracks the money, and raises funds for Sunnyside. 10% of your purchase will be returned to Sunnyside. Download the Joseph Richard Group (JRG) Rewards App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

We are now affiliated with popular label maker Mabel's Labels! 20% of your purchase will come back to Sunnyside. When shopping, click on Support a Fundraiser and search "Sunnyside Elementary School PAC" before purchasing.

It's not just labels! They now have masks and comfy scarf masks for children and adults, wall decals, decals for cars and windows, and dry-erase calendars that can all be personalized.

The best part is that 20% of your purchase will come back to Sunnyside when you use this link:

The PAC has an Express account at the Return-It Depot. Put all your refundable containers, cans, and bottles in a clear plastic bag, retrieve a sticker label from the self-serve kiosk at the depot, stick it to the bag, and drop it in the bin. Our account/phone # is simply 888-888-8888. All funds will benefit Sunnyside Elementary.

If you would like free bags and labels, please contact us at

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 7 pm

Location: Online via Zoom. To join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 656 7575 2375

Passcode: ikq^uS7^

Or dial: 778-907-2071

Meeting ID: 656 7575 2375

Passcode: 95673164